Zer0
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January 21st, 2016 at 3:15:42 PM permalink
Hello,

Do the quick hit machines have odds set by the house or by the manufacturer (i.e. Wheel of Fortune)? I'm just curious because that's about all I play slot-wise and they recently replaced the red 7's/blue 7's machines with a triple play machine that seems to be more generous with payouts during free spins but seems to be less likely to hit those spins and less generous outside of free spins. I'd like to know if the odds are known for the Quick Hit machines and if so about what your chances are of hitting free spins. It should also be noted that in this particular machine the free spins are not awarded by lining up 3 symbols on the reels but by a mechanism outside of them that appears to trigger randomly like the Mr. Cashman multipliers.
Zcore13
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January 21st, 2016 at 3:39:45 PM permalink
Quote: Zer0

Hello,

Do the quick hit machines have odds set by the house or by the manufacturer (i.e. Wheel of Fortune)? I'm just curious because that's about all I play slot-wise and they recently replaced the red 7's/blue 7's machines with a triple play machine that seems to be more generous with payouts during free spins but seems to be less likely to hit those spins and less generous outside of free spins. I'd like to know if the odds are known for the Quick Hit machines and if so about what your chances are of hitting free spins. It should also be noted that in this particular machine the free spins are not awarded by lining up 3 symbols on the reels but by a mechanism outside of them that appears to trigger randomly like the Mr. Cashman multipliers.



Every slot machine has adjustable hold percentages to accommodate the houses needs.

The sense you are feeling about getting less paybacks during regular play but more on the occasions you get a bonus is called volotility. Some machines have very high hit percentages during play, even if they are not all wins higher than your bet amount and some have lower hit percentages during play but pay better in bonus rounds.

There are also many different ways to trigger bonuses. Scatter, 3 symbols in a payline, random, must hits and more.

Quick Hit machines have a couple different kinds built in and are generally medium volotility. That translates into more time playing with your money than on a high volitili machine in most cases.


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DRich
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January 21st, 2016 at 3:48:41 PM permalink
Most machines use a different set of virtual reels during bonus rounds that are a lot more liberal than the base game. In Nevada it is a requirement to show on the video screen when a different set of reels is being used. Somewhere on the screen you will see a message that says something similar to "Bonus Reels In Play" during bonus rounds or free spins.
Living longer does not always infer +EV
Zer0
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January 21st, 2016 at 5:04:37 PM permalink
Thanks for the info. So on average what would you say the chances of triggering the bonus round on a given spin for a medium volatility slot?
Zcore13
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January 21st, 2016 at 9:19:01 PM permalink
It can definately vary. 1 in 75 to 100 would probably be close.

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FleaStiff
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January 22nd, 2016 at 1:59:53 AM permalink
Every slot machine has one of a certain number of allowable boards in it. IF a casino has to pay marketing fees
to some Outer Space Star, its likely it can't afford to make the chips too generous.

But one chip is listed as being there and thats it.
Wizardofnothing
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January 22nd, 2016 at 6:22:37 AM permalink
Sometimes I stand behind people and count how many spins they go without hitting the bonus- then if it's been a while I light up a Cuban and sit right next to them and hope they leave so I can jump in
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DRich
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January 22nd, 2016 at 7:33:05 AM permalink
Quote: Zer0

Thanks for the info. So on average what would you say the chances of triggering the bonus round on a given spin for a medium volatility slot?



I would say between 50 an 60.
Living longer does not always infer +EV
FleaStiff
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January 22nd, 2016 at 7:55:25 AM permalink
You walk up, address the ball and you've got your chance for a Hole in One. Good luck.
TwoFeathersATL
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January 22nd, 2016 at 9:25:00 AM permalink
Quote: FleaStiff

You walk up, address the ball and you've got your chance for a Hole in One. Good luck.


Please do not confuse that silly little golf ball and that hole way over yonder with how to understand the software driven results in casino machine play. They are very different. The casino machine play is smarter, that dam golf ball is about as dumb as they come. ;-)
Youuuuuu MIGHT be a 'rascal' if.......(nevermind ;-)...2F

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